Compound words can open up a whole new way of looking at the words we say and how they can mean different things when put together. This My Busy Bots busy bag is a fun and memorable tool to show how two unrelated words can be combined to make a brand-new word. At this development stage, children are already familiar with how words can be decoded into sounds (like r-a-t), but compound words show them how words can be broken down into parts that have different meanings. A great help when learning to read bigger words!
This activity is suitable for little ones from 5 - 7 years old. As all children develop in their own time, this is a guideline and may vary with your child.
An A6 information card with instructions and ideas to extend the activities and list of skills being developed
18 Laminated A7 activity cards
36 Laminated small cards (42 x 42 mm)
1 Brightly coloured storage bag
Skills being developed:
Fine motor skills: Thumb opposition; in-hand manipulation; wrist extension; whole hand grasp; hand eye coordination and control; grasp and release; dexterity; bilateral hand coordination.
Visual perceptual skills: Visual tracking and scanning; motor planning; visual discrimination; visual motor integration.
Cognitive skills: Concentration; problem solving; puzzle solving skills; language and vocabulary; sorting and organisation; matching.
Life skills: Patience and perseverance; creativity and imagination.